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Arterial microembolisation: an unusual presentation of dilated cardiomyopathy.
  1. R L Gillespie,
  2. G M Mullen,
  3. M R Costanzo-Nordin
  1. Department of Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois 60153.


    Systemic embolisation is common in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy. Microembolisation as a presenting sign of dilated cardiomyopathy, however, has not been reported before. A 37 year old woman in whom dilated cardiomyopathy presented as arterial microembolisation to the toes is described.

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